Brooder box heat source question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LittleChocobo, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    So, I'm thinking of getting hatching eggs and putting a screen over the top of the box to keep the cats and dogs out, but I have some questions about potential heat sources.

    Has anybody ever used this product ? If so, would you recommend it? Alternately, what specifically have you used, and how well did it work out for you? (I'm considering using it conjunction with a temperature regulator like this one , as I am away from the house for long periods of time.) Any suggestions? Have you used this kind of thing before?

    Thanks in advance! : )

    edit: Ah, I just realized that I posted this in the wrong forum. So sorry! I read "hatching eggs" and mis-assumed.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I have only ever used clip on reading lamps in my brooders. They are fairly cheap at about $15 each- and I can add extra ones if needed. I do keep my brooders inside the house too- so that does keep the little ones warmer to begin with anyway. I am away from home 9 hours a day for work- and have never had one break or fail when in use yet.
  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    I use a dull emitter bulb in a heat lamp holder. It doesn't give off any light, just heat, so the chicks get used to day and night.
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I use heat lamp's every now and then, but in one of my brooders I put in a thermostaticly controled water bed heater, it heats from the bottom up and the chicks love it and seem to do very well on it. I found the heater by mistake and thought hey this might work and it has.


  5. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chirping

    May 31, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Cool, thanks for your input! I didn't expect so many responses so quickly. BYC people are really on the ball. :3

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